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Tralee Foodies To Flock To Listowel Next Month

Tralee Foodies To Flock To Listowel Next Month

October 15, 2014 at 5:37 am Comments are Disabled

  A MIGRATION of Tralee foodies will happen next month when the 2oth anniversary of the Listowel Food Fair takes place next month The mouth watering programme of events, for the week-long event from Monday November 17 to Sunday November 23,  includes a Gala Dinner and Awards, Craft Beer Symposium, Farming Seminar, Best Emerging […]

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Orlagh Winters: Debs Are Far More Sophisticated These Days

Orlagh Winters: Debs Are Far More Sophisticated These Days

October 14, 2014 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

  OK, so it was the early nineties and except for the dodgy perm, the thinking behind the look was quite ingenious even if I say so myself. I am talking about my debs dress. I restyled my mother’s cousin’s wedding dress. Life was an awful lot simpler then, there […]

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Launching the 'Chop Or Change' fundraiser to be held in aid of the Recovery Haven on Friday night in the Slieve Mish Bar were Eileen Kennedy, Recovery Haven; Charlotte Higgins, Sarah Higgins, Laura Bourke and Maureen O'Brien of Recovery Haven. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ladies To Get Chopping And Changing For Friday Fundraiser

October 13, 2014 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

TWO sisters have decided to raise funds for the Recovery Haven after the amazing care the centre showed for their aunt who passed away from cancer last year. Charlotte and Sarah Higgins are holding a ‘Chop Or Change’ event in the Slieve Mish Bar this Friday night at 8pm and […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Much Praised Niche Beauty Products At O’Neill’s

October 13, 2014 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

Pharmacy Focus O’Neill’s Pharmacy, 3 Abbey Court, Tralee is one of the last remaining independent pharmacies in Tralee. Anne O’Neill, originally from the Oakpark, has over 25 years experience in community pharmacy having studied pharmacy in Trinity College. In the bustling Abbey Court area, O’Neill’s Pharmacy is busy dispensing  prescriptions both […]

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Roger Harty: The Inner Self

Roger Harty: The Inner Self

October 12, 2014 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

IF I posed to you a simple question with the only requisite being that you reply with a simple Yes or No,  what answer would you give? Your answer must be what you truly believe to be true. Ok, here is the question: Is the abstract important? If your answer […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Perfect Recipe For Autumn/Winter

The Chef’s Table: A Perfect Recipe For Autumn/Winter

October 12, 2014 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ In Firies, has a great recipe for braised red cabbage… With the Autumn here and Winter just around the corner, I thought now is the perfect time to share my braised red cabbage recipe with you all. I love to serve this cabbage with game, […]

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Fashion Night For A Great Cause In Ballyroe

Fashion Night For A Great Cause In Ballyroe

October 10, 2014 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

WHAT’s billed as ‘A Great Night of Fashion Fun and Music’ is coming up on Saturday, October 18, in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel All proceeds are in aid of the Tralee and West Kerry branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. There are up to 60 people in the the Tralee and […]

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Chamber Alliance To Present A Family Fun Day In The Park

Chamber Alliance To Present A Family Fun Day In The Park

October 9, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

THE Town Park will be the venue for a special Fancy Dress Fun Run at the end of the month as part of the Halloween festivities. This event on Wednesday, October 29, is a family day out in the Park organised by Tralee Chamber Alliance which will see the place transformed into […]

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Fitness: Correcting Muscle Imbalance And Posture

Fitness: Correcting Muscle Imbalance And Posture

October 9, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness on correcting muscle imbalance and posture… It is commonplace amongst regular fitness enthusiasts or gym users to ask such questions as: Why am I stronger on one side of my body than the other? Why can I lift heavier weight with one arm over the […]

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Beata Kalinowska, Beata Witek, Magda Choroszewska, Krystle Delaney, Killorglin, at the Lancome Elite makeup artist, Marc Sinclair's Masterclass in CH Chemists on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Packed Audience For Make-Up Masterclass In CH Chemists

October 8, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

CH Chemists was packed on Tuesday evening for a masterclass from one of the top make-up artists in the world. Marc Sinclair is one of six elite Lancome make-up artists in the world and ladies turned up to get top tips and watch a demonstration of the master at work. “Marc […]

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Zoe’s World: It’s The Festive Season…No Really!

Zoe’s World: It’s The Festive Season…No Really!

October 8, 2014 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S officially the festive season. Well, yes, it is, according to the array of selection boxes available in Tesco’s. Since it is only the beginning of October, I can’t deny that this scares me a little bit. Contrary to popular belief, I actually do keep up with the news. And […]

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Orlagh Winters: New Season, New Wardrobe

Orlagh Winters: New Season, New Wardrobe

October 7, 2014 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

WELL hello October! We certainly changed seasons with a bang this week. The flip flops and light cottons are finally packed away to the back of the wardrobe and if I am honest I am delighted. I have said before and I will say it again I am a Winter Girl, […]

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Colette O'Halloran and Lesley Daly, Tralee, at the 'Splash of Pink' event in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, at Ballygarden Garden Centre on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Colourful Morning In Ballyseedy At ‘Splash Of Pink’ Event

October 6, 2014 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

BALLYSEEDY Garden Centre is always a colourful spot, but none more so than on Saturday morning, where people gathered for the ‘Splash of Pink’ coffee morning in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Ladies and gents sported some element of pink clothing and the event went down a storm for all […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Ten Tips To Prevent You From Scaring Him Away

October 6, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

RECENTLY I was asked to give a talk to students about beauty. The principal, who is male, asked me to get across that if a woman looks like she has no makeup on, then she’s got it right. I was very impressed with his knowledge of my world. So it got me thinking, what […]

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Judith Hayes, being presented with a set of keys to a brand new Citroen C4 by, Katrina Rice, assistant manager of Tralee Credit Union. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Judith Wins Brand New Car In Credit Union Draw

October 5, 2014 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE rain fell, but did nothing to dampen the spirits of Judith Hayes from Abbeydorney, who was handed over the keys of a brand new Citroen C4 in the Tralee branch of Credit Union on Friday morning. Judith who is originally from, St Brendan’s Park, is the latest winner in […]

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Roger Harty: Meditation – What Is It?

Roger Harty: Meditation – What Is It?

October 5, 2014 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

A YOUNG man came into my office recently knowing that I had an interest in the whole area of meditation and asked me ’what is it and what is it all about?’ I was just about to launch into an enthusiastic reply when he started to speak. I will never forget […]

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Paul Galvin

GAA Style Icon Paul Galvin Picks Up New Fashion Job

October 3, 2014 at 4:57 pm Comments are Disabled

IN news that might get fashion gurus and GAA followers talking in equal measure, Paul Galvin, has been announced as the new style editor for men’s lifestyle website Joe.ie Paul starts his role with immediate effect. The former Kerry player, who has lived in Tralee for a number of years now, […]

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Sam McCauley’s Sarah Makes The Cut To Help Cancer Sufferers

Sam McCauley’s Sarah Makes The Cut To Help Cancer Sufferers

October 3, 2014 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman has decided to cut 16 inches off her hair to help out cancer patients. Sarah Burke from Ballymac, who works in the cosmetics department in Sam McCauley’s Chemists in Manor West, chopped off her locks to donate to Recovery Haven, where the hair will be used in making […]

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Denise Bourke of Divas and Dudes, Margaret Brick of Connect Publications, Deputy Michael Healy Rae, JP Brick and Lisa Geaney of Divas and Dudes, at the launch party for 'Connect' Magazine in Kirby's Brogue Inn on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Margaret’s ‘Connections’ Turn Up For A Great Party

October 3, 2014 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a packed house in Kirby’s Brogue Inn on Thursday night for the official launch of ‘Connect’ Magazine. The monthly lifestyle publication, the brainchild of Tralee woman Margaret Brick, has been running for six months now and 10,000 copies are distributed all over the county. Family, friends, clients and staff […]

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Fitness: Eight Reasons Why Running Is Great For You

Fitness: Eight Reasons Why Running Is Great For You

October 1, 2014 at 12:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness, Tralee, on running… Running is an ancient sport and has it origins as far back as 490BC when Pheidippides ran the first ever marathon as a wartime messenger for the Greeks. It is a very primal and effective form of exercise and one to which […]

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Zoe’s World: What’s Wrong With Having Expensive Taste?

Zoe’s World: What’s Wrong With Having Expensive Taste?

October 1, 2014 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

I BELIEVE in buying more expensive things. I believe in spending that extra bit of money on something, purely because I know that it will last. You would think that would be okay. A lot of people however, don’t seem to share the same views. When someone asks you where you […]

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Ciara Brosnan of Shindig, outside the new Shindig store in Manor West Retail Park. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Parking Issue Influences Shindig To Branch Out To Manor West

September 30, 2014 at 2:24 pm Comments are Disabled

ONE of Tralee’s fashion institutions, Shindig, have opened a store in Manor West Retail Park – but this doesn’t spell the end for the Shindig store on Russell Street where they have been for 25 years. “We’ve opened a store in Manor because it’s more convenient,” said owner, Gary Brosnan. “Parking […]

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Orlagh Winters: We’re Spoiled For Choice In Our Local Shops

Orlagh Winters: We’re Spoiled For Choice In Our Local Shops

September 30, 2014 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

OK so it is too warm to wear a jacket or coat yet so what is the solution, especially for that special occasion? A Pashmina of course! Strolling through town on Saturday I popped in to ‘That’s Perfect’ where there is every possible colour and print available. The great thing […]

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Physio Talk: Shin-splints – Treat The Cause Not The Symptoms

Physio Talk: Shin-splints – Treat The Cause Not The Symptoms

September 30, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

Chartered Physiotherapist, Dr Derek Griffin, on the problem 0f Shin-splints… 1. Introduction Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) or “shin splints” is a common running-related injury with approximately 15% of novice runners reporting shin pain within a year of starting running. The problem is often difficult to manage with recent evidence […]

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Bernie Falvey and Mary O'Sullivan at last years 'Splash of Pink' event in aid of the Irish Cancer Society held in Ballyseedy Home and Gardens.

A Splash Of Pink For A Great Cause In Ballyseedy

September 29, 2014 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual ‘Splash of Pink’ coffee morning in aid of the Irish Cancer Society will take place in Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre, on Saturday October 4 from 10am to 12 noon. “It’s a serious issue, but the morning is a fun way of raising funds and awareness, we want […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Cindy From CH Picks Her Top Five Products

September 29, 2014 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

THIS week I took myself to CH Chemist which is like a mecca in Tralee for beauty junkies. CH Chemist is a family-run business located in the heart of the town. They offer a wide range of products and services from a Pharmacy, Opticians, Photographic counter, Aura Beauty Salon, Cosmetic […]

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Roger Harty: The Difference Between Success And Happiness

Roger Harty: The Difference Between Success And Happiness

September 28, 2014 at 9:33 am 1 comment

SUCCESS: Is having what you want. Happiness: Is wanting what you have. Very often we hear in life ‘don’t take things literally’, but in this case, I think to get the full meaning and benefit of the above mentioned definitions, it is important to take every word literally as it was […]

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Catriona Sayers, Kitty Collins, Danny Leane, Mary Horgan and Noreen Sayers at the Style Evening with Danny Leane at The Abbey Inn on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Ladies Get Fashion Tips At Style Evening With Danny

September 26, 2014 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

AN evening of style was held in The Abbey Inn on Thursday night where Danny Leane of Annbury’s Boutique gave tips on making the best from your wardrobe. Entitled ‘Buy Less, Wear More’, ladies enjoyed complimentary cocktails and canapés while hearing how to identity items from their wardrobe that they may have bought […]

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Fitness: Why Willpower And Motivation Are So Vital

Fitness: Why Willpower And Motivation Are So Vital

September 26, 2014 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness, Tralee, on how motivation and willpower is so important… This week we are going to touch on the subject of motivation and willpower and how it plays such a vital role in helping you reach your fitness goals. The mind and the power of the […]

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Physio Talk: Strength Training For Endurance Athletes

Physio Talk: Strength Training For Endurance Athletes

September 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

With the popularity of triathlons and other endurance sports growing and growing, Dr Derek Griffin gives advice on how to prepare… 1. Background Recent scientific evidence has shown that overuse sport injuries can be reduced by as much as 50% with the addition of strength training. Despite this, it is […]

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